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A Convergence of Interests

A Convergence of Interests

Keith Boyfield and Daniel Greenberg - Public Services

Britain must build more houses. Last year, only 136,000 homes were completed in England. But 250,000 new homes a year are required if the Government is to meet its targets of 1 million new homes by 2020.

What of DB, in a TEE World?

What of DB, in a TEE World?

Michael Johnson - Pensions

The UK pensions and savings arena must be simplified in order to secure Britain's long term savings future. We could gravitate to a purely TEE framework, which would require the accommodation of today's EET-based defined benefit (DB) schemes.

How to Sell the Family Silver: Ignore the Banks

How to Sell the Family Silver: Ignore the Banks

John Chown - Economy

John Chown explains how the Government can fairly and efficiently sell the remaining bank shares without losing millions of pounds in the process.

The Lingering Travails of the Loi du Travail

The Lingering Travails of the Loi du Travail

Nicolas Bouzou, Daniel Mahoney & Tim Knox - Social Policy

Stringent labour laws are causing France’s labour market to underperform compared to European competitors – reform is now desperately needed.

The Workplace ISA

The Workplace ISA

Michael Johnson - Pensions

Michael Johnson urges the government to introduce a Workplace ISA to complement the recently announced Lifetime ISA. Auto-enrolment's reach should then be expanded, and both the Lifetime and Workplace ISAs included within its legislative embrace.

Who will fix London's housing crisis?

Who will fix London's housing crisis?

Daniel Mahoney - Politics

Ahead of the London mayoral elections both Sadiq Khan and Zac Goldsmith have pledged to boost housing supply. However, it is likely that building over the next four years will fall far short of the 50,000 new homes needed annually in the Capital.

Dangerous Trends in Modern Legislation... and how to reverse them

Dangerous Trends in Modern Legislation... and how to reverse them

Daniel Greenberg -

The length of new Bills and the number of clauses they include is becoming so great that Parliament is unable to properly scrutinise them.

UK income inequality is falling

UK income inequality is falling

Daniel Mahoney & Tim Knox -

The final incomes of the poorest households have – despite or because of the tax and benefit reforms – grown faster than the richest.

The Lifetime ISA: Potential next steps

The Lifetime ISA: Potential next steps

Michael Johnson - Pensions

The introduction of the Lifetime ISA, as first proposed by the CPS, is a triumph for savers. However the Government must now act to ensure that the full benefits of the new pensions product can be realised.

How do energy costs affect UK steel?

How do energy costs affect UK steel?

Daniel Mahoney -

The UK’s energy and climate policies have exacerbated the problems faced by the steel industry by burdening it with punitively high electricity prices.

Budget 2016: a get out of jail free card?

Budget 2016: a get out of jail free card?

Daniel Mahoney & Tim Knox -

The Chancellor has ducked much needed major reforms, but he still has a few get out of jail free cards...

Are the doommongers right about the UK economy?

Are the doommongers right about the UK economy?

Daniel Mahoney & Tim Knox - Economy

Which is the greater economic risk: an impending recession or missing borrowing forecasts?

A new, simple, revenue neutral tax code

A new, simple, revenue neutral tax code

David Martin - Tax

The complexity of the tax code is increasing rapidly, doubling in length since 2005. The Government must introduce a new, simplified tax code for business.

EC proposals threaten UK ports

EC proposals threaten UK ports

Daniel Mahoney & Tim Knox -

The European Commission’s proposed Ports Services Regulation poses major risks to UK’s currently competitive ports industry.

Harnessing Entrepreneurship to secure Britain's Borders

Harnessing Entrepreneurship to secure Britain's Borders

Tom Papworth - Law

Despite significant progress under this government in retrieving the legacy of the failed IT projects it inherited, Britain still cannot be confident in the systems that currently secure its borders.